Cowboys designate Miles Austin as June 1 cut

Cowboys designate Miles Austin as June 1 cut

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NEW ORLEANS - DECEMBER 19: Miles Austin #19 of the Dallas Cowboys is seen on the field during the game against the New Orleans Saints at the Louisiana Superdome on December 19, 2009 in New Oleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

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Associated Press

Posted on March 13, 2014 at 10:49 AM

Updated Thursday, Mar 13 at 10:49 AM

IRVING, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys released wide receiver Miles Austin on Wednesday, designating it as a June 1 cut.

By releasing the eight-year veteran, the Cowboys will save about $5.5 million in salary cap space, money they  likely will use to sign this year's draft picks.

Austin joined Dallas as an undrafted free agent in 2006. He was a reserve receiver and a kick return specialist for three seasons, but in 2009 became a regular. He set a Cowboys record with 250 yards receiving in his first start, an NFL record. Austin finished that season with 1,320 yards and made the Pro Bowl.

In 2010, he started all 16 games for the only time in his career and made his second Pro Bowl.

But injuries have plagued him since, and he started only eight times and missed five games in 2013 because of recurring hamstring problems.

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